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160 Pages | 18 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198811718


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Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Dorothy H. Crawford

Very Short Introductions

  • Outlines the origins, structure, and method of infection for a vast variety of viruses affecting us today
  • Includes the recent epidemics of Ebola, Zika, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
  • Discusses the impact of global warming on the spread of vector-transmitted viruses, and the effects this has on populations previously untouched by the viruses
  • Looks at the development of vaccines and the remarkable changes it has brought in our relationship with viruses
  • Evaluates the evidence for cancer-causing viruses
  • Considers the role of "good" viruses in controlling the marine environment, and maintaining the ocean's delicate ecosystem
  • Part of the Very Short Introduction series - millions of copies sold worldwide

New to this Edition:

  • Considers the recent epidemics of Ebola, Zika, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
  • Discusses the impact of global warming on the spread of vector-transmitted viruses, and the effects this has on populations previously untouched by the viruses
  • Considers the importance of air travel in facilitating the international spread of viruses in the twenty first century
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